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Matuma Letsoalo

Matuma Letsoalo

Matuma Letsoalo is the political editor of the Mail & Guardian. He joined the newspaper in 2003 and has won numerous awards since then, including the regional award for Vodacom Journalist of the Year in the economics and finance category in 2015, SA Journalist of the Year in 2011, the Mondi Shanduka SA Story of the Year award in 2008 and CNN African Journalist of the Year – MKO Abiola Print Journalism in 2004.
    Dlamini-Zuma takes lead in race to succeed JZ
    Dlamini-Zuma takes lead in race to succeed JZ
    African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma appears to have taken an early lead in the race to replace Jacob Zuma as ANC president,...
    The ANC must choose to boot out Zuma now ... or face the consequences
    The ANC must choose to boot out Zuma now ... or face the consequences
    POLITICSTime is quickly running out for the ANC to restore the lost confidence in its rule that was evident during last month’s local...
    Black business in spat over whether Zuma should finish his term
    Black business in spat over whether Zuma should finish his term
    The stance of the Black Business Council (BBC) that President Jacob Zuma should finish his term in office has divided the organisation, with two of...
    Jimmy Manyi's foundation targets Sipho Pityana and AngloGold Ashanti for 'promoting anarchy' in SA, operating illegally
    Jimmy Manyi's foundation targets Sipho Pityana and AngloGold Ashanti for 'promoting anarchy' in SA, operating illegally
    The Decolonisation Foundation, led by former government spokesperson Mzwanele ‘Jimmy’ Manyi, intends to lay two formal complaints against...
    A Cabinet cull is on the cards as the president's allies draw up a 'hit list'
    A Cabinet cull is on the cards as the president's allies draw up a 'hit list'
    With the country on a knife-edge over continuing threats to oust and arrest Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, supporters of President Jacob Zuma are...
    Cyril Ramaphosa, instead of Zuma, to deliver eulogy at Makhenkesi Stofile's funeral
    Cyril Ramaphosa, instead of Zuma, to deliver eulogy at Makhenkesi Stofile's funeral
    President Jacob Zuma has asked Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to represent the government at the funeral service of former Sports Minister...
    ANC sells its lies – to itself – that voter trust has never really been lost
    ANC sells its lies – to itself – that voter trust has never really been lost
    Other political parties were negotiating broad coalitions and far-reaching voting agreements that will change the way major cities are governed...
    Zuma escapes the chop again as ANC leaders refuse to blame poor performance on No 1
    Zuma escapes the chop again as ANC leaders refuse to blame poor performance on No 1
    The ANC has once again missed the opportunity to take tough action against President Jacob Zuma despite internal surveys showing his many scandals,...
    A younger generation of ANC leaders is hungry to stake their claim on power
    A younger generation of ANC leaders is hungry to stake their claim on power
    The ANC’s dismal local elections performance has fuelled calls for the party’s old guard to step aside and make way for a new generation of...
    Will DA, EFF side against a common enemy? Questions remain as coalition talks begin
    Will DA, EFF side against a common enemy? Questions remain as coalition talks begin
    Coalition talks will dominate politics over the next two weeks as political parties begin horse-trading in 26 municipalities and four key metros...